Acoustic and Electro-Optic Data Fusion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-03-C-3114
Award Id:
64848
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0495
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ARETE ASSOC. (Currently ARETE ASSOCIATES)
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
Gregory Fetzer
Corporate Senior Scientis
(520) 571-8660
gfetzer@arete-az.com
Business Contact:
John McLean
Vice President
(520) 571-8660
jmclean@arete-az.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Historically acoustical sensors have performed the bulk of Mine Countermeasures for the Navy. Electro-Optic Identification (EOID) has recently proven itself as an important technology in the identification of mines. With the AN/AQS-20A adaptation programnow providing EOIDs to the fleet, the EOID sensor works simultaneously with four sonars (the EOID replaces the Volume Search Sonar for this configuration). To fully exploit the combined capabilities, sonar and EOID data need to be fused into a largerfeature description of the target.Arete will create simulated EO images that correspond to existing AQS20 sonar targets and provide a combined acoustical / EO feature set (expected to be greater that 41 raw features). From this set, an algorithm will be developed to describe the target.The existing acoustical CAD/CAC algorithm will be used to measure the added performance attributable to the fusion process. Phase I will quantify the benefit of the fusion process and pave the way for a Phase II. The following phase will analyze the simultaneous data to be acquired during CT / DTOT testing and the releasing of the algorithm for integration into the the AQS20system. It is fully intentioned that this work will result in a

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